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Queen Elizabeth Scholars from Tanzania Learn Lessons in Resilience

July 7, 2021

VIU Master of Sustainable Leisure Management graduates conducted their research remotely this year due to the pandemic. The three final international participants of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QES) program will graduate this summer –... Read more


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Starting Over and Making a Difference in Canada

July 3, 2021

Alumnus Charlton Mapayi's storyComing to Canada in his mid-40s from Harare, Zimbabwe, where he worked in sales and marketing, Charlton Mapayi found himself looking for a new career after failing to find work in this field. Applying for position after position to no avail, he decided... Read more


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VIU classes back in session Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 29, 2021

All VIU classes are running tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, at all campuses and online as per normal. Temperatures are expected to return to normal summer conditions. Classes were cancelled on Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 due to extreme heat. Read more


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VIU classes cancelled Tuesday, June 29, 2021, due to extreme heat

June 28, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, as the extreme heat wave is expected to continue.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students and employees are welcome to come to campus to take respite from the heat.... Read more


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VIU Classes Cancelled Monday, June 28 Due to Extreme Heat

June 27, 2021

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be cancelling classes on Monday, June 28, 2021, due to extreme heat. Vancouver Island is currently experiencing a heat wave, with extremely high temperatures in the forecast for tomorrow.While classes will NOT be in session tomorrow, students... Read more


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Indigenous Youth Exploring Issues through VIU Art-based Literacy Project

June 23, 2021

VIU community-engaged research team working with youth to use art as a conduit for self-care, language learning and as a relationship-building tool.A team of Vancouver Island University (VIU) community-engaged researchers is working with Indigenous youth on a project that is... Read more


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Summer Camp Makes Transition to University Easier for Indigenous Students

June 22, 2021

The camp, which includes a blend of online and in-person activities, is organized by the VIU ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal mentorship program.A free summer camp for Indigenous youth in Grades 7-12 will connect students with culture, build community and make the transition... Read more


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VIU Invites Community to Learn about Sustainable Development through Online Game

June 22, 2021

VIU receives $100,000 from the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program to continue promoting and advancing goals at the University.What would you do if you were in charge of a country? How would you balance the needs of your people against creating a... Read more


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VIU Media Highlights: June 8 - June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:CBC.ca: Virtual Ceremony Officially Welcomes Judith Sayers as Vancouver Island University Chancellor. Based on VIU News Release; reach: 7.38 million... Read more


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Building a University Where All Belong: VIU Chancellor Shares Her Vision with Community

June 17, 2021

VIU Chancellor Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, was formally bestowed with the duties of office in an online ceremony on June 17, 2021.Making university a place where all can explore, learn, innovate and excel equally, regardless of background or financial circumstances, is what... Read more


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Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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